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Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt... -- (C) Paramount

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here comes Chinatown, the animated version."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Adults and slightly older children should have a great time."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Delivers the western genre goods along with generous laughs and some impressive animation--and some brazenly warped sensibilities."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"If the writers had dared to step a little outside the borders of the western formula or if they'd even just shaken up the old formula a bit, this really could have been something special, but sadly, it just ends up being pretty standard."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"At long last, a spaghetti Western for the kiddie set -- and one that doesn't sell older viewers short."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though young children may enjoy it, the film is built for viewers of any age with a taste for joyful anarchy."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"A CGI western comedy populated by desert critters, Rango gives the film year a belated jump start with a passel of movie-wise fun and a knockout animation style."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Amusing in small doses, marketed to kids and not really FOR kids. An undeserving Oscar winner."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Depp isn't as annoying in this as he has been elsewhere."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Oddball existential western animation."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The first animated film from ILM is also the first memorable motion picture of 2011."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"With his first animated feature, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski shows ambitions considerably beyond producing the usual standard of most children's fare. To put it plainly, Rango is one weird movie."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Meditations on identity make Rango unique, and somewhat special, in the current animated film landscape."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Packed with in-jokes, great characters and an offbeat anti-hero, Rango is the perfect shake-up the animated genre needed."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"An animated walk on the dry side"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
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